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Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 
 By Paul Cole    Local    July 13, 2018

Your true identity

What do you consider your true identity? Are you sure? Our society is trying to find their true identity. They go around asking, “Who am I?” I have some great news. You do not have to go around looking for your identity and trying to figure out...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    July 13, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Last Wednesday night after devotional, I was helping Crystal Keeler put the finishing touches on her final paper for Comp I. Everything was pretty close to complete, so I had very little to add. Of course, if this particular paper should win the Puli...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 13, 2018

Airport board hears about successful air show, air race

All the planning and preliminary work paid off in hosting the Air Race Classic and the air show. That was the consensus of the discussion at the end of the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday. April Mills, who spearheaded the effort, brought a...

 

Alva Public Schools general fund encumbrances (for operation, FY2018/19)

Actshon Service $2,100 Administrative petty cash account $200 Alcohol and Drug Testing Inc. $1,500 Alfalfa County Treasurer $7,700 Alva Chamber of Commerce $276 American Fidelity Amin Services $3,800 Beasley Technology Inc. $1,600 BancCentral $479.40...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 13, 2018

Broke from cancer

No one wants a cancer diagnosis, but if you get one, AARP magazine says you should 1. See a medical specialist and 2. A money manager. The statistics are sobering: cancer patients are 2 ½ times more...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 13, 2018

Random Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a woman who gave up a career as a singer in order to become a baseball umpire. As part of that story, I argued that all lives are important and that many of them are...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    July 13, 2018

Ranger Dugout Club to host 10th annual golf tournament on Aug. 25

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State has announced the date of the Ranger Dugout Club's 10th annual golf tournament and it will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. at the Alva Golf and Country Club. The tournament format will be a shotgun...

 

Alva student attends Crime Scene Investigation Camp

Alva Middle schooler and upcoming eighth grader Jocie Shelton qualified to attend a three-week educational summer camp sponsored by Duke TIP. Shelton's fourth-grade counselor enrolled her in Duke TIP...

 

Henke receives scholarships to Northwestern

Kaleigh Henke, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded four scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Henke will receive the Freshman Academic Scholarship, the Alva High School (AHS)...

 

Mormon missionaries return to Alva

ALVA, Okla. – Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have returned to the Alva area. Sisters Bailey Pittl of Kearns, Utah, and Annalee White of Menan, Idaho, have been...

 

Stephanie Spellman to take part in Envision

This summer, Stephanie Spellman from Alva will join outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, National...

 

Smith receives scholarship to Northwestern

Darian Smith, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded four scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Smith will receive a band...

 

Northwestern psychology faculty members earn doctorates

Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members, Leigh Kirby, instructor and interim chair of the psychology department, and Stephanie Widick, instructor of psychology, recently earned...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 13, 2018

Alva Wesleyan pastor and wife head off to plant a church in Corpus Christie

Alva Wesleyan Pastor John Smith preached his last sermon in Alva Sunday. He and his wife, Beth, are headed off to Corpus Christie, Texas, where they will plant a new church. After the service this...

 

300 high school students on Northwestern's campus for OASC BASIC Camp

The second group of members from the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils (OASC) gathered on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva campus for BASIC, a leadership workshop, July 8-13....

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    July 13, 2018

Family first: Schwerdfeger resigns from Alva coaching, admin positions

ALVA, Okla. – Last weekend, shock waves began to ripple across the Alva Goldbug community with word head football coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger had informed the football he had resigned his position...

 

SWOSU Men's Basketball Claims NABC Academic Excellence Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, and SWOSU Men's Basketball was one of more than 185 schools...

 

Sydney Skelton Announced as Henderson State's 2017-18 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State volleyball standout Sydney Skelton was announced as the school's nominee for 2017-18 NCAA Woman of the Year Award on Thursday afternoon. Skelton, who graduated from Henderson in May, was a three-year starter for...

 

OBU's Kori Bullard Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ouachita Baptist University Athletic Department nominated two-sport athlete and two-time Academic All-American Kori Bullard (Hot Springs, Ark.) for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. During her time at...

 

SAU nominates Goad and Leed for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Southern Arkansas University has nominated outgoing senior student-athletes Brooke Goad and Helle Leed for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award. On Thursday, the NCAA announced that Goad and Leed are among another...

 

Oklahoma State to sell beer at Boone Pickens Stadium

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletics will start selling beer at its venues this fall. The school made the announcement Thursday in a news release. Oklahoma State's concessions partner, Sodexo, will administer all beer sales at...

 

Lawyer: Suspect in Tulsa-area bomb denied correct medication

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — The arraignment of a man accused of bombing an Oklahoma military recruiting station has been postponed over concerns he hasn't received correct medical treatment in custody. Federal Magistrate Frank McCarthy delayed Benjamin...

 

Postal Service employee sentenced in marijuana theft scheme

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to a five-month prison term for her part in a scheme that involved stealing marijuana from packages at a mail sorting facility in Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports that...

 

Oklahoma home builder sentenced to 3 years in theft case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma custom home builder has been sentenced to three years in a federal prison in connection with an interstate theft ring. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 45-year-old Dennis Lee pleaded guilty in November to...

 

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